The Costs of Inaction
European Jihad Finds Home in Syria
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  • Andrew Allison

    What else would one expect given that, “‘There is a palpable sense of optimism in some quarters that the European crisis is over. But can a crisis really be over when 12 percent
    of the labor force is without a job? When unemployment among the youth is in very high double digits, reaching more than 50 percent in Greece and Spain?’, Lagarde said at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.” With a youth unemployment rate of 25.8% and young Muslims probably representing over 10% of them, France is likely the source of most European jihadists.

  • qet

    Stunned by the speed of the radicalization? Can it be so? Cousin, thou wast not want to be so dull.

  • gabrielsyme

    Is there now an acceptable and feasible outcome to the Syrian Civil War that does not include the survival of the Assad regime? Victory for the rebels increasingly looks like it will include a massive boost for al-Qaeda, a strong chance of genocide and ethnic cleansing (which has already begun), and at the very least a government as sympathetic to Sunni extremism as the Assads are currently supportive of Hezbollah.

    Is it not time to cut our losses, withdraw support for the increasingly jihadist-dominated rebels, and accept the survival of Assad as the lesser of evils? If America had a stronger foreign-policy leadership in place, it could even sell it as part of a strong and enforceable nuclear agreement with Iran.

  • ThirteenthLetter

    Easy fix. Don’t let them back in.

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